The New York Rangers (7-6-1) lost to the St. Louis Blues (9-1-2) by the score of 2-0, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
MSG Attendance: 17,376 (95.5% full)
...hard work and energy can only take a team so far. Eventually you're going to need talent and man Marian Gaborik is missed in a game like tonight.
...tough to waste a game when your backup only allows one goal. One positive is Torts probably has a little more confidence in Biron going forward now.
...not sure what the Rangers do with Boogaard. No one wants to fight him, he plays less than five minutes a game and now he can't be trusted to be smart defensively (can't go for the hit with two guys deep). And to top things off he ends up taking a stupid roughing penalty later in the game.
...the only people who had worse games than Boogaard tonight were the refs. Atrocious.
...too bad Frolov's goal was disallowed, he needed that big time.
...nice to see Stepan get some time with Frolov. His talents are wasted on the fourth line with Boogaard. Also glad he's ok after hit from behind. Thought it would be worse.
...i've been negligent in pointing this out so far this season, but the Rangers are just plain awful on faceoffs. Just 16 of 54 tonight. I thought Messier was supposed to fix this.
...is it me or does every Del Zotto shot get blocked or miss the net? Hit the damn net.
...i told you guys Halak was starting tonight. Wait that wasn't him in goal?
...not a great way to start a four game home stand. Game two is Tuesday night against Ovechkin and the Caps.